13 Things To Do In Indiana When You Thought You’ve Done Everything
You’ve been to the Indianapolis 500 and checked out the Indiana Dunes. You loved the Children’s Museum and had a blast at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari. So what else is there to do? If you’re beginning to feel like you’ve done just about everything there is to do in Indiana, then read on for 13
unique things to do in Indiana when you thought you’ve done everything. We know you will LOVE these options!
1. Go glamping
Mary Rose Herbfarm, 23112 Cattail Rd, Bristow, IN 47515, USA
Not up for pitching a tent in the middle of nowhere, but love the beauty of nature? Compromise by combining the outdoors with the modern comforts of home at the
Mary Rose Herb Farm & Retreat
where you can rent out a yurt packed full of amenities. You will find it at 23112 Cattail Rd, Bristow, IN 47515.
2. Play in a treehouse
Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd, Fishers, IN 46038, USA
This incredible treehouse at
is the perfect place to let kids (and kids at heart) go crazy with creativity. Enjoy crafts, making music, and checking out every inch of this awesome treehouse. Find it at 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038.
3. Stay in a floating cabin
Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging, 2991 Dillard Rd, Birdseye, IN 47513, USA
Enjoy a night or weekend on the water in these awesome, unique
Wake up to the beauty of Patoka Lake every morning. Check them out at 2991 N Dillard Rd, Birdseye, IN 47513.
4. Take a ride on the wine train
Spirit of Jasper, 201 Mill St, Jasper, IN 47546, USA
Enjoy a scenic train ride, incredible German food, local chocolate, and of course, lots of wine on the
Spirit of Jasper Excursion Train
! You can climb aboard at 201 Mill Street, Jasper, IN 47546.
5. Take a walk on the wild side
Exotic Feline Rescue Center, 2221 E Ashboro Rd, Center Point, IN 47840, USA
If you love animals, then you'll love the
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
. Not only do they have over 200 large cats to check out, they also offer an amazing overnight experience. You can visit them at 2221 E Ashboro Rd, Center Point, IN 47840.
6. Unwind in a salt cave
The Cave On The Square, 108 N Buffalo St, Warsaw, IN 46580, USA
Every day stress getting you down? Unwind and help heal your body at the soothing
The Cave On The Square
. You'll relax in a salt cave sauna where you breathe in salt-infused air, helping to clear your body and mind. Find out more with a welcome visit at 108 N Buffalo St, Warsaw, Indiana.
7. Seek adventure at a castle
Clayshire Castle, 8780 County Rd 75 N, Bowling Green, IN 47833, USA
Step back in time to the medieval period at the amazing
in Indiana. Stay overnight and enjoy jousting, royal dinners, music, a giant sized chess board, and much more. Get the full scoop when you visit at 8780 East County Road 75 N
Bowling Green, Indiana 47833.
8. Get up close with elephants at the Wilstem Wildlife Park
Wilstem, 4229 US-150, Paoli, IN 47454, USA
What would you do for the opportunity to see and even touch an elephant up close?
The Wilstem Wildlife Park
offers different elephant experiences including one where you actually help bathe them. Check them out at 4229 W US Highway 150, Paoli, IN 47454.
9. See a million year old piece of history
Jug Rock Nature Preserve, 722 Albright Ln, Shoals, IN 47581, USA
is an incredible ecological wonder that few Hoosiers know about. This massive collection of freestanding rocks formed over 200 million years ago and stands 20 feet wide by 60 feet tall. It is one of the most unique places in Indiana, and find you will find it off of Albright Ln, Shoals, IN 47581.
10. Experience a treetop adventure
Rum Village Park Road, Rum Vlg Pk Rd, South Bend, IN, USA
Rum Village Park
is hiding an incredible secret: a park high above the treetops! Enjoy treetop trails, ziplines, and a variety of different level courses at this hidden gem. Get your treetop adventure on at 2626 S Gertrude St, South Bend, IN 46614.
11. Enjoy a fall foliage scenic train ride
French Lick Scenic Railway, 8594 IN-56 Box 150, French Lick, IN 47432, USA
Check out the stunning colors of fall in southern Indiana during this epic, leisurely train ride aboard the
French Lick Scenic Railway
. You will find the railway at 1 Monon Dr, French Lick, IN 47432.
12. Get interactive at this living history museum
Swiss Heritage Village & Museum, 1200 Swissway Rd, Berne, IN 46711, USA
This incredible little village offers Hoosiers an amazing glimpse into Swiss life over a century ago at the
Swiss Heritage Village & Museum
. Enjoy touring traditional Swiss structures, learning Swiss crafts, and even playing Swiss games. Head on over to enjoy it at 1200 Swiss Way Box 88, Berne, Indiana.
13. Explore an abandoned theme park island
Rose Island, Charlestown Township, IN 47111, USA
(accessible from Charlestown State Park) to uncover the fascinating remains of a former amusement park. Bring your camera for this trip as you uncover how beautifully nature has reclaimed this amazing spot. It is located at 12500 Indiana 62, Charlestown, IN 47111.
We bet you didn’t know you could have this much fun in the Hoosier State! How many of these hidden gems in Indiana have you visited?
For more things to do, be sure to check out these
21 unique places in Indiana.
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More Hoosier State Adventures
Where can we find footbridges in Indiana?
The Deep River Hike located in Deep River County Park near Hobart is where you will find a simple yet delightful footbridge crossing over the Deep River.
The Arbuckle Park Loop located in Arbuckle Acres Park near Brownsburg leads hikers and bikers to a beautiful bridge that crosses over the White Lick Creek.
The Potawatomi Wildlife Park Trails Loop located near Tippecanoe features a quaint wooden bridge that crosses over the Tippecanoe River.
Read on to learn more about some of the many other spectacular
footbridges in Indiana.
Where can we enjoy annual festivals in Indiana?
The Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art in Madison, which takes place during the last full weekend during the month of September, is a premiere outdoor artistic event for not only the Southern Indiana area but in the entire state.
The Marshall County Blueberry Festival, held every year in the town of Plymouth over the 4-day Labor Day weekend, has been named as one of the top 100 events in the United States.
The Indianapolis 500 Festival takes place over the Memorial Day Weekend every year and is the signature state event celebrating the famous Indianapolis 500 car race.
Read on to learn more about the many exciting
annual festivals in Indiana.
Where can we find waterfront trails in Indiana?
T The Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk located in Portage is a 1.5 mile trail that offers spectacular views of the Indiana Dune.
he Canal Walk located in downtown Indianapolis is a city favorite, three-mile-long trail popular with walkers, runners, and cyclists.
The Pokagon Trail located in Angola is an 8.4 mile trail that winds through beautiful Pokagon State Park as well as Lake James.
Read on to learn more about some of the many other breathtaking
waterfront trails in Indiana.